Florida Legislature Reportedly Drafts Bill to Allow DeSantis Presidential Run “Minutes After” Trump Indictment

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lorida lawmakers reportedly filed legislation Thursday that would repeal the state’s “Resign to Run” law.

Repealing the law would pave the way for Gov. Ron DeSantis to run for president without having to resign from his current position.

The bill draft was filed “minutes after the announcement that President Donald Trump has been indicted by a Manhattan Grand Jury on 30 counts related to alleged business fraud,” The Floridian reports.

The bill, “SPB 7050: Elections” could change Florida’s “Resign to Run” law which, as currently written, would require Governor Ron DeSantis to resign as Governor at least ten days before qualifying to run for President, if he decides to run. His resignation would not go into effect until assuming a new office.

The bill which was filed tonight at 6:08pm on the Florida Senate Bill Registry, states:

“A bill to be entitled

(PRELIMINARY DRAFT) An act relating to elections; providing legislative intent; providing an effective date.

Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:

Section 1. The Legislature intends to revise laws relating to elections.

Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2023.”


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